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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    AN APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE AMPHORA

    LAUREL SPRAY GROUP, CIRCA 330-320 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE AMPHORA
    LAUREL SPRAY GROUP, CIRCA 330-320 B.C.
    The obverse with a theater mask, perhaps of a hetaira, hanging from a garland of ivy and berries, framed by tasseled fillets and pendant sprays; the reverse with a wreath centered by a circular medallion; the biconical ribbed body outlined in red, a band of alternating red and white along the outer edge
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Alexander Schreiber, Montreal, acquired in the 1970s.